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Radicals in the HeartlandThe 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois$
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Michael V. Metz

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042416

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.001.0001

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The Civil Rights Movement and the University

The Civil Rights Movement and the University

(p.29) Chapter 5 The Civil Rights Movement and the University
Radicals in the Heartland

Michael V. Metz

University of Illinois Press

Newspaper headlines were shifting from stories of worldwide communist aggression and subversion to commentary on the civil rights movement sweeping the southern states. Televised news programs were gaining in popularity, showcasing the protests and protesters regularly on the networks’ evening broadcasts. The movement introduced sit-ins as an effective protest tool, and the tactic spread north, even to a Champaign City Council meeting, with university students involved.

Keywords:   worldwide communism, civil rights movement, protests, segregation, integration, evening news, sit-in, Champaign City Council

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